Lakers Nation Week in Review: Aug. 10- Aug. 17

Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles LakersThe Los Angeles Lakers are not too far away from the start of training camp and as soon as we know it, the team will tip-off its first preseason game.

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In the mean time, the Lakers are busy with their offseason moves, and the players are enjoying their summer break. Kobe Bryant toured China with Nike and by the looks of it, the five-time champion had another memorable experience.

It was a news filled week here at Lakers Nation, and here is a look back.

Lakers Nation News

The Clippers are hoping to bring back Lamar Odom.

Kobe Bryant said if he were to go to college, he would have attended UNC. 

Bryant said Chris Paul should have been a Laker.

Kobe went on to say that Tracy McGrady was his toughest opponent. 

Kobe hopes to play less minutes next season.

The Clippers told Bryant that they were not going to draft him.

Mitch Kupchak admits the coaching hire last season could have gone smoother.

Kupchak said the Lakers will not tank next season. 

Shaquille O’Neal expects a tough season for the Lakers.

Jeanie Buss will take a back seat to Jim Buss. 

Jim Buss said Dwight Howard was never really a Laker.

The team has officially signed Elias Harris. 

Nick Minnerath gets invited to the Lakers Training Camp.

Mike D’Antoni wants Jordan Hill to be a stretch four. 

Kobe will no longer play for USA Basketball.

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